Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples (2xLP)


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Label: Numero Group

Rok wydania: 2008

Nr kat: NUM023

Press: US

Stan płyty: Mint (M)   /   Stan okładki: Mint (M)

By 1967, East St. Louis, Illinois – once dubbed an „All American” city by the US Chamber of Commerce – had become St Louis, Missouri’s evil twin. Unemployment, drug addiction and vicious gang activity put a dark and heavy lid on a bi-state area that once cooked-up world-changing talent – we’re talking Chuck Berry, Josephine Baker, Miles Davis. But both cities kept spawning heroes, Allen Merry among them. Already a living legend for his early work with Ray Charles and Ike Turner, Merry channeled his talent into teaching, forming the Young Disciples through the South End Community Center, aiming to keep the kids off the streets, out of gangs, and instead inside the studio, from which young men and women spiraling downward could ride the spiral groove upward on Merry’s YoDi, Gateway and Merry labels. Every sweat-drenched recording included here emerged from Merry’s grass-roots organization that changed, if not saved, lives. Former East St Louis Mayor Carl Officer had a slogan he liked to pitch: „There’s A City Under Here.” Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples unearths those very streets and safe havens.


A1 Lavel Moore – The World Is Changing
A2 Young Disciples Co. – Crumbs From The Table
A3 Third Flight – Third Flight
A4 Debonettes – Tears
A5 Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Company – Checking Myself
B1 Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time – I’m Not Afraid Of Love
B2 DeDe Turner Happening – Anyone Or Anything
B3 Young Disciples Co. – Girls Girls Girls
B4 Dauphine Williams – I Love You
B5 Georgettes – Hard Hard
C1 Bobby McNutt – Country Loving Country Style
C2 Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time – It’s Not Your Business
C3 Ames Harris Desert Water Bag Company – People
C4 Georgettes – Would You Rather
C5 Third Flight – Love Love Love
D1 Debonettes – Choose Me
D2 De De Turner Happening – Outside Of Memphis
D3 Sharon Clark & The Product Of Time – That’s A Good Reason
D4 Dauphine Williams – I’m Your Man
D5 Young Disciples Co. – Bang Bang Bang
D6 Eddie Fisher & Allan „Dealth” Merry – Homeboy

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